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Friday, March 22, 2013

J's Indie/Rock Mayhem - 20th March 2013


[Welcome to another edition of J's Indie/Rock Mayhem. A sad week as we lost Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia/Magnolia Electric Company at the rather young age of 39. There's a small tribute to him at the end of the show.

Despite everything I say on the podcast, I will actually be on the air again at 6 PM EST next week in order to welcome Futurebirds to the studio. They're playing at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro next Wednesday night and are going to stop into the station to talk with us about their forthcoming Fat Possum Records album and the show itself. Ought to be a great time.

Now, before Harvard beats someone else, onward.]

J's Indie/Rock Podcast: 20th March 2013 show

Theme Song - Peaches - "Rock Show"
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Marnie Stern - "You Don't Turn Down" [from the chronicles of marnia. new music from the shredding ms. stern. i like this, so we'll hear more.]
Super Deluxe - "She Came On" [from famous. i've yet to really meet anyone who also remembers this song as clearly as i do. it was a buzz bin song, i think, on MTV back in the day, but it was so damn infectious it's hung with me since.]
Mazes - "Bodies" [from ores and minerals. this is some television-level guitar interaction going on here. we're definitely going to hear more of this.]
the National - "Lit Up" [from alligator. so, i pulled this out because an old friend and i were discussing the national and i remembered i hadn't played any in quite some time. then the next day, they announce a new album in may. coincidence? absolutely. but a great one.]
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Telekinesis - "Wires" [from his new album dormarion which just came out this week. love this song and we'll hear a lot more, naturally.]
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "(Do Not Feed The) Oyster" [from pig lib. as i say on the podcast, until real emotional trash, this was my favorite malkmus/jicks record and i think it still is really spectacular.]
Palma Violets - "Rattlesnake Highway" [from 180. i was rightly chastised by mad dog for not knowing that he'd been playing these dudes for awhile, but this is their american debut and not a bad record. but inevitably this song made me think of...]
the Replacements - "Rattlesnake" [from sorry ma forgot to take out the trash. because what else does everything make me think of other than the replacements? exactly. pretty rough segue between these two. sorry 'bout that.]
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Carnivores - "Pillow Talk" [from the forthcoming second impulse which will be out in june. by the way, ignore what i say on the podcast. i misunderstood - this band doesn't have bradford cox of deerhunter in it, he's just featured on the song. good track, though. grab it over at aquarium drunkard.]
Aztec Camera - "Good Morning Britain" [from stray. and this track features joe strummer and is just a lot of fun for 'hey, wake up, colonial empire!' i love this record a lot.]
Rachel Zeffira - "Here On In" [from the deserters. a classically trained opera singer who has put together a really lovely debut. we'll hear more.]
Josh Ritter - "Snow is Gone" (live) [from his indie/rock mayhem interview in 2007. you can hear the full interview or just download the live performances from this set back in the archives of the blog. man, this blog is getting old.]
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Stornoway - "The Bigger Picture" [from their new album tales from terra firma. i will be honest - this new album is throwing me for a bit of a loop. beachcomber's windowsill this is not. i really have to give this some additional listens to see what i think.]
Midnight Oil - "My Country" [from earth and sun and moon. if you are at all a midnight oil fan and have never heard their performance on mtv unplugged around the released of this album, do yourself a favor and find it. it is just a truly spectacular live set.]
Caleb Caudle - "Little Reminders" [from tobacco town. mayhem five-time alumni  caleb caudle found out this week that he'll be recording a daytrotter session on may 20th. very exciting.]
Nanci Griffith - "Goin' Gone" [from the last of the true believers. i wrote a piece over at aquarium drunkard this week about the cover art to this album which i think is a pretty spectacular representation of griffith's music. check it out.]
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Josh Rouse - "Julie (Come Out of the Rain)" [from his latest, the happiness waltz. as big a fan as i am of josh rouse's first five and a half albums, i lost track of him when he got married, did the EP with his wife and settled into a decidedly lower-key mode in his music. but i'm a long time fan (thanks to my friend sara), and his new record is out on our in-state homeboys at yep roc, so let's see what he's up to. i like this song.]
Elastica - "Car Song" [from their self-titled debut. the teenage boy in me that got a bit of a light tingle from hearing justine frischmann's "oooh" at the end of the second verse of this song...yeah, he still gets that. plus it's just a great song.]
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - "Aubergine" [from ripley pine. i like this song a lot and we need to hear more from this record.]
Social Distortion - "Let It Be Me" [from their self-titled album. one of those tracks i pull out when i need to kick it up a notch or three. awesome rock and roll.]
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Low - "Plastic Cup" [from their latest the invisible way. love the lyrical story in this song. never been a huge fan of low - just haven't followed them that much, but maybe it's time for me to jump on board finally.]
the Decemberists - "June Hymn" [from the king is dead which is still just as gorgeous a record as it was when it came out.]
Phosphorescent - "The Quotidian Beasts" [from the new album muchacho. seriously, this record is already going to give the other albums of 2013 a run for its money. year-end best-of bound for certain.]
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William Tyler - "Hotel Catatonia" [from impossible truth. i talk a little bit on the podcast about my relationship with instrumental music, so i'll leave that on there for y'all to hear, but this is gorgeous stuff. he'll be at phuzz phest here in a few weeks. exciting.]
Songs: Ohia - "Ring the Bell" [from didn't it rain. another songwriter gone too soon, jason molina died this past week at the age of 39. i never played a ton of his work on the show over the years, but i always respected and enjoyed what i heard. check out this 2003 session he recorded on a radio show in brussels over at aquarium drunkard rest in peace, jason.]

That'll do it for this week. Next week, remember the show will be at  6 PM EST to help accommodate our friends Futurebirds who will be stopping in to talk ahead of their show here in Greensboro. Until then, take care.

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